Friday Letter: 09.13.2013


Dear Parents,
I would like to start by thanking all of you for participating at our Open House. There were a number of questions that came up and I wanted to address them.


What is the procedure for telling the office that my child will not be riding the bus?


If your child will not be riding home on the school bus because he/she is being picked up by a relative, working on a school project, or for any other reason you must inform the office in writing. You can send a note to school with your child, and your child’s teacher will inform the office.


How early can I drop off my child?

Students may be dropped off in the auditorium at 7:30 a.m.  If you need to drop off your child earlier than 7:30 a.m. please email Mrs. Dean ( If there is enough interest we may start a morning care service where parents will be able to pay for childcare before school hours.


How late can I pick up my child?

Students are to be picked up at 2:45 p.m. The YMCA at Thorp program provides childcare until 6:30 p.m. for a fee.  Please contact Allison Greenman at: for more information.  Please do not leave your child unattended on the playground. During after-school sports we cannot provide supervision for siblings. Please make appropriate arrangements.

Can my child come to the office and call me if he/she forgot his homework?

The office phone is for emergency phone calls only. If your child forgot their homework it is not an emergency. Please take the opportunity to stress responsibility and organization during your conversation with your child that evening.


When will the Chicago Park District busing begin?

We have not received information regarding the Park District Bus. We will notify you once we have been notified.


I thought you were emailing this letter; when will that start?

Today, the Friday letter should be in your inbox; and as always it is on the Thorp website.


Thank you for allowing me the privilege of playing a part in your child’s education.


Efren Toledo